Image by: Charleen Elliott

Explore Ceramics: An Introduction to Working with Clay 
Erica Groff 
(beginner)

Member: $175 (5-class series) | $40 (single session)
Non-member: $220 (5-class series) | $50 (single session)

Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19; December 3, 10

January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11
February 18, 25; March 3, 10, 17
March 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21

Explore the tactile and fun nature of clay in this introduction to the medium. Emphasis will be on the fundamental skills, vocabulary, equipment, materials, and preparations specific to ceramics. Each 5-week series will focus on a specific project. Students should come prepared with creative ideas for personalizing their projects, as well as ideas for building their own original clay creations. 

NOTE: Price includes up to 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and firing for in-class projects. Additional clay may be purchased from EAC. Students must adhere to the EAC’s Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures.

Class Syllabus & Required Materials
__________________________________________________________________

Images by: Charleen Elliott

Handbuilding & Advanced Wheel Throwing
Pat Kelly 
 (intermediate – advanced)

Member: $175 (5-class series) | $140 (4-class series) | $40 (single session)
Non-member: $220 (5-class series) |$175 (4-class series)| $50 (single session)

Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13
October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17
November 24; December 1, 8, 15 

January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9
February 16, 23; March 1, 8, 15
March 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19

Learn handbuilding or refine your wheel throwing techniques while creating a variety of ceramic objects. Hand building instruction will focus on slab, coil and pinch methods. Advanced students will learn decorative and finishing applications. Experienced wheel throwers are welcome to use the limited number of wheels to practice advanced throwing techniques with individual instruction. Basic glazing practices will also be covered.

NOTE: Price includes up to 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and firing for in-class projects. Additional clay may be purchased from EAC. Students must adhere to the EAC’s Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures.

Class Syllabus & Required Materials
__________________________________________________________________

Wheel Throwing
Pat Kelly 
(beginner – intermediate)

Member: $175 (5-class series) | $40 (single session)
Non-member: $220 (5-class series) | $50 (single session)

Tuesdays, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3
November 10, 17, 24; December 1, 8

January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Learn basic wheel skills or develop advanced throwing skills in this hands-on studio course. Beginners will learn centering, opening, and throwing techniques, while experienced potters will explore the medium to create a variety of functional objects from basic shapes. 

NOTE: Price includes up to 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and firing for in-class projects. Additional clay may be purchased from EAC. Students must adhere to the EAC’s Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures.

Class Syllabus & Required Materials
__________________________________________________________________

Image by: Charleen Elliott

Sculptural Forms in Ceramics 
Pat Kelly 
(intermediate – advanced)

Member: $210 (6-class series) | $40 (single session)
Non-member: $265 (6-class series) | $50 (single session)


Thursdays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Class Series Dates
January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18

Explore 3-D and sculptural forms using a variety of clay working techniques. Students will receive one-on-one guidance and instruction while independently working on projects of their choosing. This course focuses on creative and artistic sculptural objects, with less emphasis on utility. Some ceramics experience is suggested, but is not required. 

NOTE: Price includes up to 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and firing for in-class projects. Additional clay may be purchased from EAC. Students must adhere to the EAC’s Pottery Studio Policies and Procedures.

Class Syllabus & Required Materials
__________________________________________________________________


Images by: Charleen Elliott

Fun with Ceramics
Paul Frehe 
(beginner – advanced)

Member : $280 (8-class series | materials included) | $40 (single session) 
Non-member : $350 (8-class series | materials included) | $50 (single session)

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 2

Create the wildest, most whimsical mermaid you can imagine and make fun "animal" tumblers you'll be proud to drink from or turn your inspiration into reality with an object from your imagination An not to worry, if you were looking forward to making a fabulous fish this season or lovely garden totem, Paul can surely make it happen! Learn basic clay slab skills and explore various approaches to decorating your ceramic objects.

Class Syllabus & Required Materials
__________________________________________________________________

Ceramic Luminary Workshop
Erica Groff 
(beginner - intermediate)

Member: $75 (2-session workshop| materials included)
Non-member: $100 (2-session workshop| materials included)

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 10 and 17
November 7 and 14
December 5 and 12

January 16 and 23
February 6 and 13
March 12 and 19

Brighten any space with a hand-made ceramic luminary. Students can choose from select styles made from slabs of clay that are rolled, cut and pierced to emit candle light. Feel free to bring your cookie cutter to use as a template, choose a provided pattern or bring your own ideas. After the week of drying time students will come in and refine and glaze their light-play creations and the luminaries will be ready for pick up the following week. 

Materials included.
__________________________________________________________________

Glazing: Beyond the Dip & Pour (Master Class) 
Pat Kelly 
(intermediate – advanced)

Member: $120 per workshop  session
Non-member: $150 per workshop session 

Friday & Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

January 29 and 30

Learn decorative glazing techniques beyond the usual dip and pour methods. Experiment with natural colorants, resists, over-painting, and layering. Achieve a wide range of colors, textures, and visual effects by discovering these creative glazing methods. 

PREREQUISITE: Must have some prior glazing experience or have taken Handbuilding & Advanced Wheel Throwing.

NOTE: Students will need to bring a minimum of 2 -3 bisque pieces, which will require firing to cone 5. 

Class Syllabus & Required Materials
__________________________________________________________________

Image by: Charleen Elliott

Decorating with Underglazes (Master Class)
Pat Kelly
(skilled intermediate – advanced)

Member: $120 per workshop session
Non-member: $150 per workshop session


Friday & Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
February 19 and 20

Add a rich, distinctive element to your ceramics by learning the art of decorative underglazing. Playful experimentation will be encouraged as students explore washes, wax-resist, scraffitto, stencils, and free-hand painting.

PREREQUISITE: Must have some prior glazing experience or have taken an EAC introductory ceramics course.

NOTE: Students will need to bring a minimum of 2 -3 bisque pieces, which will require firing to cone 5.

Class Syllabus & Required Materials
_______________________________________________________________

Ceramic Instructors | Pottery Studio Mastery Certification *NEW*
(skilled intermediate – advanced)

Member: $60 per workshop session
Non-member: $75 per workshop session 

Friday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
September 11
October 2

January 8

This certification workshop is for skilled ceramics students and/or members who want to participate in the Skilled Ceramics Open Studio.  Participants’ knowledge of the basic ceramics process: hand building, wheel throwing, glazing techniques, and proper studio procedures will be reviewed and rated by an EAC ceramic instructor. If a student (enrolled in an EAC ceramics class) does not qualify for certification upon completing the workshop, s/he may attend the regularly scheduled Pottery Open Studio.  

PREREQUISITE: Must have some prior ceramics experience.

NOTE: Students will need to bring a minimum of 1-2 bisque pieces, which will require firing to cone 5 for glaizing.

To top